Hey, hey, hey everyone!
Not sure if there is anyone on at this time, but it's one of those rare feel good moments I have had in the last couple days and I just wanted to drop by and say hi! Plus I just caught up on the last 2 episodes of PV so I had to do something PV related just to blow steam, I suppose!
These last couple of days have been pretty horrendous, I was in an accident on Thursday and like half of me is injured which can get pretty miserable, especially with Ramadan and then my 20th birthday in 10 days which I was planning on celebrating by going out or something (all that went kaput since I can't do much for the next 3 weeks or so)! Plus I was not allowed to use my wrist a lot which is why I have barely been on here. Then my internet started going haywire so the only thing I could do to stop myself from going crazy was to work on a new AarYa VM way ahead of schedule (see I managed to find an AarYa silver lining somewhere
But yeah now that own personal tirade is over, just a few pointers about the episodes:
1. I can see why the bua might be necessary for this track or whatever but that doesn't make her any more tolerable. After this is done with, she needs to pay her penance by disappearing off the scene for at least a couple of weeks. I really cannot stand that woman and the way she manipulates kids to get her way is absolutely despicable! This time though Yash is on to her, he has defended Aarti in front of her TWICE by blatantly dissing her in the politest manner, so hopefully she won't get away with this. Not only is she continuously putting poison in Palak's head against Aarti, once again something Yash has been constantly witnessing, but she has also created a huge divide between Palak-Aarti and Yash-Ansh, the consequences of which AarYa will have to face and try to diffuse. Yash knows that Bua is out to get Aarti it was obvious with the way he supported and encouraged her excuse that they were going out shopping (when they were sneaking out to see Neelam), but once he finds out the mind games she has been playing with the kids for her own sadistic pleasure, there is going to be a volcanic eruption and I for one can't wait!
2. I love the progression in Yash in that rain scene on Friday. Because even though he is still miles away from meeting Aarti in their present, he has at least started his journey in moving away from his past. Right now he is hanging in limbo, right in the middle of his past and present but the beauty of this is that he has his back towards his past and is has a look of yearning for the beauty that his present with Aarti promises. He has to turn his head and make an effort to look at Arpita as he remembers her accident in the rain but Aarti is in his clear view. And the authority that he displayed in that moment, reprimanding Aarti for her childishness and then telling her that he
doesn't like it, was full on husband mode. He cares about what she does and doesn't do and her every action effects him. If he just considered her as a mother to his children, someone who has no significance in his own personal life, he would have left her to her own devices when he saw her playing with the rain drops and moved on from there without a second glance. But he didn't, he stayed there, his head in dilemma about what and how to feel. On one side rain brings back nothing but painful memories of the night he lost Arpita, but on the other Aarti's actions remind him of how beautiful and playful it can be, that he himself has had good memories in them and if he wants he can have all of that again. And it's the latter thought that scares the life out of Yash, the idea of moving on, of finding his old self and embracing life once again, because he thinks that all of it is a betrayal to Arpita's memories. He considers himself dead without her, because she was supposed to be his ultimate life source, and all of a sudden Aarti walks in his life out of nowhere and fills it with vibrancy and light and he has no idea how to react to it. He wants to react out to the warmth and happiness of her presence but his habit
of being miserable is still holding him back.
But our Aarti is resilient and still filled with a lot of hope. Two times in these last two days has she made the promise in bringing the happiness and smile back into Yash's life and she will do so no matter what it takes. And the beauty of this is that she still has no expectations from him, she is happy with her one sided love and has no inclination to want anything more than that, so anything she will do for Yash won't have her own benefit in it, but rather will be for the sake of bringing his back to life once again. And this is a delicious twist because every move of hers is going to pull Yash more towards her until the point where he just can't run away from his feelings anymore. So when he himself starts taking conscious moves towards her it's going to be a stunning surprise for her and a long awaited treat for us!
3. I am absolutely LOVING Gurmeet as a father these days. It's amazing how far he is come in his interactions with the kids and all his scenes with them are a treat to watch. First it was the Yash-Payal-Palak hug scene on Wednesday which completely melted me, it was so flawlessly natural that I find it hard to believe that it was directed. The way he hugs both of them and then teases Payal about also giving a speech...absolutely precious! And then on Thursday there was the scene where Yash lovingly caressed a sleeping Ansh before putting his speech in his bag and once again it looked completely real! GCs expressions with the kids have taken leaps and bounds in these five months and it's hard to believe that it was the same guy who in the beginning looked so uncomfortable sharing screen space with the little tykes. Beautiful progression and they're showing the parents-kids interactions phenomenally, so kudos to the CVs for that
4. Staying with the keeping it real scenario, the whole Palak-Ansh situation is wonderfully written as well. I am so glad that he brought the sibling jealousy factor in this Palak track because it was completely natural for Ansh to be effected by the fact that his mother, who used to spend every waking hour fussing over him, has no diverted her attention to two other people. Divyam was absolutely precious on Wednesday every time Aarti puts Ansh and his demands to the side to tend to Palak. That's not to say that anyone was at fault in this scenario, but this was definitely a bitter pill to swallow for him and by showing that they have tackled two big issues in one go. I also love how Palak didn't just miraculously lost her stage fright and delivered a perfect speech on her very first go. Bua's one negative comments destroyed everything Aarti and Yash had tried so hard to build with her, and that's usually how it is. Just one put down is enough for all the positivity to be sucked out of a person because it's human nature to obsess and be self conscious of our short comings.
This is actually pretty trademark with the Mittals, and while some might find it dragging, I really appreciate them keeping the situation as real as possible. Palak could have said a brilliant speech and we would all have been proud of her, but that's usually not how it goes. Especially since her confidence was so brutally broken by Bua the previous night, it wouldn't have made sense if she had gotten over it all. Plus going up in front an audience and have everyone stare at you is quiet a daunting task, I mean I have always been a great public speaker, but I always get those nervous butterflies in that one moment just before you start talking and everyone is staring at you. So this setback was necessary, not only for Bua's ugly face to come out in front of Yash (hopefully) but also to serve as a wake up call to Yash and Aarti that parenting, especially when taking up the task to have your kid overcome their fear, is no easy task. They were building castles in the sky about both the kids being selected, so this is needed for them to come crashing to the ground and start all over again, this time maybe with both of them working together with each of the kids and not making this into a competition. Yash did what he had to to make the situation better at that moment, but there is already so much animosity between Palak-Ansh and being the extremely competitive person Ansh it, this whole route was a mistake and I hope they rectify that together to positive results next week!
5. Lastly, this new Gayatri is like the sweetest thing ever! From the very beginning I have had my fingers crossed for her to stop being a typical, horrible saas because I knew that she and Aarti can share a beautiful relationship and I am so, so glad that we are getting to see that! Gayatri is a mother through and through and it's truly heartwarming to see her embrace Aarti the way she did, so much so that she explicitly stands in her support in front of Bua, something she would have never been able to do three months ago. Gayatri is forming a blind trust on Aarti and her capabilities because she knows that she is the only one who can give Yash, Payal and Palak their lost happiness. And it just breaks my heart to think of the betrayal that she is going to feel when Aarti's divorce truth comes out. This truth that Aatri has built after so much hard work will come crashing down in seconds and it's going be a long upward trek building it back up. Same with SP, he was like the definition of cute on Wednesday and I had so much fun seeing his lose all his uprightness and rigidness and just be a grandfather all the way. The Sr. Scindia's really have redeemed themselves beautifully and really there has been progression to see all around. The walls of rigid attitude are crumbling and they're actually embracing it with open arms rather then standing against it. Plus, Bua is enough of a menace to deal with, and if current TV is anything to go by, the idea of a villain is become less and less appeal-able. So they're doing the right thing by making Gayatri and SP lovable to the audience and I hope it remains that way because I would hate to see them revert back to their old higher-than-thou selves.
-Oh and absolutely no comments for Shobha, it seems like she has given away all her sanity and rationality. I mean what the heck was that phone call about on Thursday? Was not expecting something so Casanova-type from her at all, but I guess with Gayatri and SP finding their marbles someone had to lose them in return.
And as usual this has gotten so much longer than I wanted it to, but I haven't done an analysis in weeks and there was so much to talk about! But now I have to go ice my wrist before it starts swelling up again, thank god my mom is sleeping or I wouldn't have heard the end of this
Will try to catch up on the thread if I can though, I already feel like I am missing so much!
Oh, and if anyone is interested: AarYa VM // Pyar Ko Ho Jane Do
I am not sure how I feel about it, I liked it while I was making it but now I am pretty blughh but do let me know what you thought about it if you get a chance!